DAY 21: THE DOGGONE TRUTH - The Chosen 40 Days with Jesus Book 2- (Mark 7:24-30; Matthew 15:21-28)
Good evening. Great is His faithfulness.
A Gentile Shows Her Faith
24 From there He arose and went to the region of Tyre [a]and Sidon. And He entered a house and wanted no one to know it, but He could not be hidden. 25 For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came and fell at His feet. 26 The woman was a [b]Greek, a [c]Syro-Phoenician by birth, and she kept [d]asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter. 27 But Jesus said to her, “Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”
28 And she answered and said to Him, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs.”
29 Then He said to her, “For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.”
30 And when she had come to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.
See also Matthew 15:21-28
A Gentile Shows Her Faith
21 Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”
23 But He answered her not a word.
And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.”
24 But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”
26 But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”
27 And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”
28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman,great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
According to the commentary of the Orthodox Study Bible regarding the story of ministry to this Gentile woman is illustrating the Jewish orientation of Matthew's gospel account . As we just read this account is also mentioned here in Mark 7:24-30, we see two major differences: 1: Matthew records Christ's words concerning THE LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL- (v. 24), while in Mark does not, and 2: Matthew also records the woman using the title SON OF DAVID, MEANING "MESSIAH", while Mark again does not. Christ often went to Gentile cities not to preach, but to withdraw from the company of the faithless Pharisees. In Mark's gospel, we read that Christ "wanted no one to know" He was there, and here, where Christ says that He was only sent to the house of Israel.
"This Gentile woman showed immeasurable love and great faith she also identified herself with her daughter's suffering, when she cried out, "HAVE MERCY ON ME" for the woman saw her daughter's well-being as her own and her daughter's sufferings as her own."
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"The DOGGONE truth is this it's our faith that makes us well, in Christ is where we are made perfect, just keep the faith and never let it go."
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.” ’
in Christ love Jared W Campbell